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Storm prompts first lady to spend Sunday night in Chicago

(MCT) — WASHINGTON — With Hurricane Sandy threatening the East Coast, first lady Michelle Obama planned to spend Sunday night in her native Chicago, campaign Monday in Iowa and return to her hometown Monday night, an aide said.

The details of her plans while in Chicago, including whether she would stay at the family home in the Kenwood neighborhood, were not released. Daughters Malia and Sasha will not be part of her Midwestern swing, the aide said.

Originally, Obama planned to depart the nation's capital Monday, the aide said.

On Monday, the first lady will meet with supporters at stops in Iowa City and Sioux City, an advisory said.

Then she will return to Chicago, far from the storm that by Sunday morning had caused flooding in North Carolina's Outer Banks and was poised to wallop the mid-Atlantic and southern New England.

Her plans Tuesday — a week from the election — were not immediately known.

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